The first 3 hours:

  • Meet individuals at the gate upon release
  • Visit parole/probation office and other mandated agencies to fulfill parole requirements
  • Provide basic essentials for living, including hygiene items and housing vouchers
  • Complete TRI intake

The first 3 days:

  • Obtain identification (State ID or Driver’s License)
  • Obtain transportation resources, such as bicycle or bus pass
  • Apply for food stamps
  • Assist with acquiring clothing

The first 3 weeks:

  • Establish a routine activity schedule
  • Ensure regular attendance at relapse prevention classes & counseling sessions (group & individual)
  • Help to obtain employment

The first 3 months:

  • Provide financial counseling
  • Connect to resource to stabilize physical, mental, emotional, and social health
  • Ensure involvement in community service

We must remember always that the doors of prisons swing both ways.

Mary Belle Harris, First Female U.S. Federal Prison Warden